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Mauricio Carvallo

mauricio carvallo


Phone: 405-325-4551

Office: Dale Hall Tower 739A



My research focuses primarily on the study of interpersonal motivations and the role they play in the construction and maintenance of the self, close relationships, and social judgment. For example, I am interested in how belongingness needs constitute a basic motivation—even among people who claim not to need relationships, how the desire for closeness in relationships helps define the self-concept, and how belongingness needs influence people's perceptions of discrimination and other well documented phenomena such as the false consensus and the effects of similarity upon attraction. I am also interested in how people's implicit self-associations influence major life decisions, such as were people choose to live or whom to marry, and the role that these self-associations play in self-regulation.